It's alive!  Electricity has the ability to bring things to life, but it can also be very harmful if not done right.  Most folks don't understand electrical wiring, circuit breakers, grounding, and other electric elements that professional electricians work on daily.  Their expertise is needed if you want to do most types of electric repairs or installing items that have electrical wiring. 

Home items like ceiling fans, wall lights, recessed lighting, appliances, home theatres, and other electrical components are all items that electricians can provide professional help with.  If you need to hire a professional electrician, you can use our real reviews and customer ratings to find the right pro for you or quickly find electricians near you to get matched quickly with 3 pros ready to help.

If you want to know more about electricy, you can use our help guide here to learn about electrical wiring, get questions to ask an electrician, or cost to rewire a house, plus so much more.

jumble of colored electrical wires (Photo by Brandon Smith)
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All home electrical wires made in the U.S. follow standard color codes that identify each wire's function in a circuit.
During an inspection, electricians make sure the amperage matches on all elements, including wires and the panel. [Photo courtesy of member Randy O. of Clayton, N.C.]
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Keep your electrical system in top shape and avoid expensive repairs by catching problems before they happen. Our inspection experts tell you how.
microwave oven with door open
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Sometimes home appliances can cause circuit breakers to trip. Here's what to do about it.
refrigerator in kitchen
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A circuit breaker is designed to break circuits so that electrical shorts, faults or excessive power draw on a system doesn't cause fires or put homeowners at risk.
knob and tube electrical wiring on rafters in house
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Do you live in a home built prior to 1950? Chances are the builder used knob and tube electrical wiring.